Dr Jeremy Niven


Rossi, Marta, De Battasti, Davide De and Niven, Jeremy Edward (2019) Transepithelial transport of P-glycoprotein substrate by the malpighian tubules of the desert locust. PLoS ONE, 14 (10). pp. 1-23. ISSN 1932-6203

Heras, Francisco J H, Vähäsöyrinki, Mikko and Niven, Jeremy E (2018) Modulation of voltage-dependent K+ conductances in photoreceptors trades off investment in contrast gain for bandwidth. PLoS Computational Biology, 14 (11). pp. 1-33. ISSN 1553-734X

Nicholls, Elizabeth, Fowler, Robert, Niven, Jeremy E, Gilbert, James D and Goulson, Dave (2017) Larval exposure to field-realistic concentrations of clothianidin has no effect on development rate, over-winter survival or adult metabolic rate in a solitary bee, Osmia bicornis. PeerJ, 5. e3417. ISSN 2167-8359

Niven, Jeremy E (2016) Neuronal energy consumption: biophysics, efficiency and evolution. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 41. pp. 129-135. ISSN 0959-4388

Heras, Francisco J H, Laughlin, Simon B and Niven, Jeremy E (2016) Shunt peaking in neural membranes. Interface, 13 (124). ISSN 1742-5662

Simões, Patricio M V, Ott, Swidbert O and Niven, Jeremy E (2016) Environmental adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, and associative learning in insects: the desert locust as a case study. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 56 (5). pp. 914-924. ISSN 1540-7063

Bell, Adrian and Niven, Jeremy (2016) Strength of forelimb lateralization predicts motor errors in an insect. Biology Letters, 12 (9). ISSN 1744-9561

Perl, Craig D and Niven, Jeremy E (2016) Colony-level differences in the scaling rules governing wood ant compound eye structure. Scientific Reports, 6. p. 24204. ISSN 2045-2322

Perl, Craig D and Niven, Jeremy E (2016) Differential scaling within an insect compound eye. Biology Letters, 12 (3). ISSN 1744-9561

Fernandes, A Sofia D, Philippides, Andrew, Collett, Tom S and Niven, Jeremy E (2015) Acquisition and expression of memories of distance and direction in navigating wood ants. Journal of Experimental Biology, 218 (22). pp. 3580-3588. ISSN 0022-0949

Niven, Jeremy E and Bell, Adrian T A (2015) Individual-level, context-dependent handedness in the desert locust. Current Biology, 24 (10). R382-R383. ISSN 0960-9822

Sengupta, Biswa, Laughlin, Simon Barry and Niven, Jeremy (2014) Consequences of converting graded to action potentials upon neural information coding and energy efficiency. PLoS Computational Biology, 10 (1). e1003439. ISSN 1553-734X

Magny, Emile G, Pueyo-Marques, Jose, Pearl, Frances M G, Cespedes, Miguel Angel, Niven, Jeremy E, Bishop, Sarah A and Couso, Juan Pablo (2013) Conserved regulation of cardiac calcium uptake by peptides encoded in small open reading frames. Science, 341. pp. 1116-1120. ISSN 0036-8075

Perge, János A, Niven, Jeremy, Mugnaini, Enrico, Balasubramanian, Vijay and Sterling, Peter (2012) Why do axons differ in caliber? Journal of Neuroscience, 32 (2). pp. 626-638. ISSN 1529-2401

Sengupta, Biswa, Stemmler, Martin, Laughlin, Simon B and Niven, Jeremy E (2010) Action potential energy efficiency varies among neuron types in vertebrates and invertebrates. PLoS Computational Biology, 6 (7). e1000840. ISSN 1553-734X

Niven, Jeremy E, Buckingham, Christian J, Lumley, Sheila, Cuttle, Matthew F and Laughlin, Simon B (2010) Visual targeting of forelimbs in ladder-walking locusts. Current Biology, 20 (1). pp. 86-91. ISSN 0960-9822

Seid, Marc A, Scheffrahn, Rudolf H and Niven, Jeremy E (2008) The rapid mandible strike of a termite soldier. Current Biology, 18 (22). R1049-50. ISSN 0960-9822

Niven, Jeremy E and Scharlemann, Jörn P W (2005) Do insect metabolic rates at rest and during flight scale with body mass? Biology Letters, 1 (3). pp. 346-349. ISSN 1744-9561

Conference Proceedings

Calcraft, Paul Richard Thomas, Bell, Adrian T, Husbands, Phil, Philippides, Andrew and Niven, Jeremy E (2016) The evolution of handedness: why are ant colonies left- and right-handed? Published in: Biomath Communications: Proceedings BIOMATH’16.. 3 (1) ISSN 2367-5233

Recent Publications:

Niven JE, Ott SR, Rogers SM. (2012). Visually targeted reaching in horse-head grasshoppers. Proc. Roy. Soc. B Jul 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Niven JE, Farris SM (2012). Miniaturization of nervous systems and neurons. Curr. Biol. 22: R323-R329. 

Niven JE (2012). A role for sensory inputs in the generation of the flight motor pattern. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 197-9.

Niven JE (2012). Behavior. How honeybees break a decision-making deadlock. Science 335: 43-44. 

Simões PM, Ott SR, Niven JE (2012). A long-latency aversive learning mechanism enables locusts to avoid odours associated with the consequences of ingesting toxic food. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 1711-1719.

Perge JA, Niven JE, Mugnaini E, Balasubramanian V, Sterling P (2012). Why do axons differ in diameter? J. Neurosci. 32: 626-638.

Stemmler, M, Sengupta, B, Laughlin, SB, Niven JE (2011). Energetically optimal action potentials. Neural Information Processing Systems. (in press).

Quesada R, Triana E, Vargas G, Douglass J, Seid M, Niven JE, Eberhard WG, Wcislo WT (2011). The allometry of CNS size and consequences of miniaturization in orb-weaving spiders. Arth. Struct. Devel. 40: 521-529.

Simões PMV, Ott SR, Niven JE (2011). Associative olfactory learning in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. J. Exp. Biol., 214: 2495-2503.

Sengupta B, Stemmler M, Laughlin SB, Niven JE (2010). Action potential energy efficiency varies among neuron types in vertebrates and invertebrates. PLoS Comput. Biol. 6: e1000840.

Sengupta B, Laughlin SB, Niven JE (2010). Comparison of Langevin and Markov channel noise models for neuronal signal generation. Phys. Rev. E 81: 011918.

Niven JE, Buckingham CJ, Lumley S, Cuttle MF, Laughlin SB (2010). Visual targeting of forelimbs in ladder-walking locusts. Curr. Biol. 20: 86-91.

Niven JE. Chapter 118. The Nervous System: Evolution in Relation to Behavior. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (2010).

Niven JE, Chittka L (2010). Re-use of neurons in the development, evolution and function of neural circuits in invertebrate nervous systems. Behav. Brain Sci. 33: 285

Chittka L, Niven JE (2009). Are bigger brains better? Curr. Biol. 19: R995-1008.

Seid MA, Scheffrahn RH, Niven JE (2008). The rapid mandible strike of a termite soldier. Curr. Biol. 18: R1049-50.

Niven JE, Laughlin SB (2008). Energy limitation as a selective pressure on the evolution of sensory systems. J. Exp. Biol. 211: 1792-804.

Niven JE, Graham CM, Burrows M (2008). Diversity and evolution of the insect ventral nerve cord. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 53: 253-71.

Niven JE, Anderson JC, Laughlin SB (2007). Fly photoreceptors demonstrate energy-information trade-offs in neural coding. PLoS Biol. 5: 828-840. Listed in Faculty of 1000.

Niven JE (2007). Brains, islands and evolution: breaking all the rules. Trends Ecol. Evol. 22: 57-9.